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    21 Things To Prevent Your Room From Looking Like The Inside Of A Hamper

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    1. A double laundry hamper with removable laundry bags for separating your dirty clothes into two separate piles — perhaps regular wash and delicate wash, or lights and darks. Plus, its lid ensures clothes or yucky smells won't sneak out.


    This includes two removable laundry bags so you can easily transport those rather than the whole hamper, and also so that you can separate into two groups. It can hold up to four loads of dirty laundry!

    Promising review: "Visually, it looks great. It has a nice, modern, contemporary look and feel. It is sturdy and came clean and smelled fresh. The set up was incredibly simple and the directions were helpful. The hamper comes with two mesh bags that are secured in place via velcro. There are two handles on the side of the hamper to make it easily movable. The lid closes completely and opens easily all the way back. Some reviews mention that the top comes off when opened fully, but I have not had this problem. The item came clean, fresh, with all materials, and looked brand new." —Kenya360

    Get it from Amazon for $45.96 (available in seven colors).

    2. Wonder Hangers to help you group certain garments together, which in turn makes it easier to find that shirt you know you own, but can't seem to find no matter how many times you look.


    It comes with 10 hangers that can hold five garments each, 10 if you double them up!

    Promising review: "I use these hangers for shirts and tees. They allow me to easily find any shirt in my closet and take up very little space compared to single shirts on single hangers. I can also group shirts together by style or color on a single swivel hanger. I am now able to hang additional items in my closet without crowding. I bought this in white and the edges are smooth." —CAGH

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. An S-shaped hanger that'll provide the perfect solution to hanging up pants, jeans, and even accessories or linens! I personally find hanging jeans up side-by-side on separate hangers takes up quite a bit of space. Well... NOT ANYMORE!


    These durable, stainless-steel hangers can hold about five garments each!

    Promising review: "My closet was a disaster area. I couldn’t find my pants, shirts, really anything. I’m so glad I bought this. The three hangers hold 15 pairs of pants total — that’s a lot less hangers! I have more space now." —Amanda L.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87/one, $16.55/three, or $33.33/10.

    4. But alas, you may also want some *regular* hangers, so treat yourself to a pack of velvet hangers. If you've never used velvet hangers, you're in for a real treat. With most hangers, I find my shirts often slipping off and eventually wreak havoc on the bottom of my closet, but these keep clothes in place!


    Promising review: "I don’t understand why anyone would give these less than five stars. I bought 200, and all arrived perfectly and none were damaged. These hangers make your clothes look so much nicer, and they really are slimline and take up half the room as my big plastic hangers did! You can even cut those pesky strings/ribbons from the inside of your clothes that are used to criss-cross on plastic hangers so that your garments won’t slip off the hanger, because your clothes will NOT slip off of these velvet hangers! Mine are so nice and sturdy, and don’t leave those annoying bumps in the shoulder areas of my clothes, even sweaters! I don’t know why I waited so long to buy these. Ignore the negative feedback, and do your clothes and closet a huge favor by purchasing these hangers. You will wonder why you waited so long." —J. Franklin

    Get them from Amazon for $15.42/30, $20.99/50, or $38.99/100 (available in three colors).

    5. A wall-mounted coat rack for hanging in your room or by the front door. Or order two and hang in both places, so belongings like your coat, hat, purse, umbrella, etc., are neatly hanging, and not strewn across your floor.


    Comes with mountain hardware and installation instructions to make setting it up super easy! Each hook can hold up to 5 pounds.

    Promising review: "The package came with everything you need to put the coat rack up, minus a pencil and drill. There was even a useful ruler inside so you could accurately measure how far apart your screws needed to be without tediously measuring from the rack onto your wall. It looks great, and is nice and sturdy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.16 (available in six finishes).

    6. A three-tier shoe rack to prevent a clutter of shoes from building up, which let's be real, is an issue we all face. If you've somehow managed to prevent shoe clutter in your living space without something like this, then please help me out.


    This three-tiered rack can hold nine pairs of shoes total — three pairs per shelf, about 30 pounds overall! This can be folded flat for easy storage.

    Promising review: "I've never been this excited about a shoe rack before! I needed a smaller rack by the back door and struggled to find an affordable rack that wasn't too cheap to hold shoes without busting. This baby showed up today, and boy was I excited to find a well-made product that DOESN'T REQUIRE TOOLS to put together!! Just screw on the feet, pop in the top hole plugs, and snap in the shelves! These are so great that I wish I needed more!" —Jesse Olson

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. Or a 24-pocket over-the-door shoe organizer that'll conveniently hang on a closet door, or even your bedroom door so you have a better place to keep your shoes than on the closet floor.


    Promising review: "Until I bought the shoe organizer, I always had a pile of shoes on my closet floor. I was so tired of the mess, I opened Amazon and looked for a solution. I was thrilled to find this 24-pocket shoe organizer because it is the perfect solution! As you can see, the sleeves are large enough to hold a pair of shoes. I could not be happier that my closet floor is clear of shoes! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solution to clear the floor of their closet." —Laureen A. Vartanian

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in three colors).

    8. Shelf dividers for better utilizing shelf space in your closet, so not only will your floors not look like the inside of a hamper, but your shelves won't either!


    This easily clips onto existing wire shelves!

    Promising review: "I rarely review products, but I was exceptionally pleased with these dividers. These dividers took no time to install and required no tools, they fit my wire shelves perfectly, and they stand up straight. What more could I want?" —LedaM

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99/four, or $25.99/eight.

    9. Drawer dividers to prevent the overwhelming feeling we know you get when you open your drawer to find what looks like your undergarments trying to plan their uncivilized escape.


    This comes with four bins — the 6-cell bin is good for scarves and ties, the 8-cell bin is good for underwear, briefs, and ties, the 7-cell bin is good for bras, and the 24-cell bin is good for socks.

    Promising review: "Love this purchase! It’s helped make my drawers so much more organized and easy to navigate. I like that the bottom is zippered and is easily flattened if needed. I’ve had this a few months and it’s still in great condition." —Medina

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.97 (available in seven colors).

    10. Washing machine cleaning tablets that'll make the actual chore of washing your clothes a lot less daunting knowing you won't have to deal with a funky-smelling appliance.


    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A cube organizer for stacking and creating your own arrangement of storage shelves. No matter how you set these bad boys up, they're gonna play an instrumental role when it comes to storing things like undergarments, T-shirts, pajamas, workout gear, and other knick-knacks in your room you never know where to store!


    You can opt to split your cubes up into smaller blocks or build into one big unit like the one above! Each cube holds up to 10 pounds. These are waterproof and dust-resistant. Recommended to clean with a cloth when dirty!

    Promising review: "Perfect alternative to expensive shelves and drawers. Obviously not a luxury look like wooden furniture, but it's great for my purpose, which is to store some clothes instead of living out of a suitcase. Once installed properly, it is quite sturdy. I was expecting it to be a bit flimsy but not at all. Can't store anything heavier than 10 pounds per box, but perfect for some clothes or small decorative items. I'd recommend this. So good that I bought two! One for my wife, and the other for me." —B-Runner

    Get them from Amazon for $69.99/16 cubes, or $79.99/20 cubes (available in two colors).

    12. Vacuum bags perfect to use when storing clothing items you're not planning on wearing in a given season and want less clutter in your closet! These don't create the same amount of bulk other storage bags would, so they're good to store under your bed!


    These bags are made with anti-microbial materials so you don't have to worry about things like mold, mildew, or bacteria building up. Plus, it comes with a free travel pump so these bags are truly perfect for packing on trips or when going off to college, etc!

    Promising review: "This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product." —A.A.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. A three-bag laundry sorter that'll provide more than enough space to separate your laundry into different piles based on how you need to wash them — and if there aren't a flight of stairs connecting you and your washing machine, then you can easily roll this babe from your room to wherever you do laundry.


    This has three removable bags for easily sorting and transporting laundry.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my teenage daughter in hopes that I would see her floor again. It works! The bins are sturdy enough to hold her massive loads of clothes before she decides to do laundry. We use one for whites, darks, and hand-washables. Each bin lifts out easily to carry to the laundry room, and can be dropped back onto the frame with ease. I highly recommend this." —Sarah B. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $37.79.

    14. A bed you can easily lift for EVEN MORE storage! Only you and I have to know you bought this. Promise, I won't tell anyone your secrets.


    Promising review: "I live in a small apartment with an even smaller bedroom. Storage is, as you can imagine, a necessity if you hope to have anything in your house at all. While it was a pain to put together, (it took almost three hours and two people), this bed has been delightful. It not only has storage under the mattress, (the part that lifts up), but for smaller, thinner things, you can store them under the whole bed. I have a thin art portfolio that fits just neatly under the whole bed, while thicker things, like my canvas, fit inside. It lifts and goes down quite easily, (which, for someone with joint problems, is saying a lot), and the whole thing seems rather solidly built, especially for the price." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $342.80+ (available in five colors, and four sizes).

    15. A double closet rod to give you a whole second rod to hang clothes on — yeah, yeah, yeah, you're welcome. No need to thank us. Well actually, a small need to thank us. But yeah, you're welcome.


    Hook easily hangs over your existing closet rod and is constructed from heavy-duty, stainless steel.

    Promising review: "This product is one of my favorite recent purchases! I live in a smaller apartment and closet space is at a premium. I also wanted to organize my work wardrobe so that it would be easier to choose an outfit. Now I have all dresses to the right, this piece with shirts/pants in the middle, and still have space for hanging shoe storage on the left. Every time I open my small clothes closet I am very satisfied with how neat and organized it is, and how easy it is to see and choose outfits. Not only that, but it was very easy to assemble if you exclude my little kitten 'helper' who thought the bars waving around in the air were for her amusement. This is an excellent and budget-friendly solution that I would highly recommend to anyone considering it." —M.A.Gillum

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    16. Bed risers will allow you to create more space to stow away storage bins filled with clothes and other belongings.


    Comes with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

    Promising review: "These bed risers couldn't have been easier to use. No sliding around on the hardwood floor and the bed was very stable. The risers worked as advertised and I am completely satisfied." —Steve Parsons

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. Clear, under bed storage boxes with lids for keeping things like clothes, shoes, and accessories you're not wearing at the moment, but are saving to wear in a few months from now.


    Promising review: "Just what we needed. Didn't exactly need a dozen, but I figured once I started organizing that I'd find things that needed boxes. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened. I ended up using half of these right away and still have a few left over. They're just the perfect size for shoes, crafts, and tools. I love to stack them under shelves where I can just pull out the whole box and then look through it. The tops don't fit super tight and don't have a latch, but they don't need to, in my opinion. If you're looking for an effective organization solution at a fair price, this is your bargain. If you need something more sturdy or with locking lids, perhaps look at other options, but expect to pay much more." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $49.88.

    18. Boot shapers to help keep your boots at an upright position, because orderly boots is the first step to an orderly closet.


    These are good to use for any size or style of boots, and can be adjusted accordingly for ankle-high, calf-high, and knee-high boots.

    Promising review: "I wish I'd discovered these years ago. In a word, they're fabulous. I might have, ahem, a tall boot addiction, though I don't love how some of them insist on falling over in my closet. These things have fixed that. Love them. Will probably buy more as my boot collection continues to increase." —Knox614

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $12.98.

    19. A five-section hanging organizer that'll provide a bit more storage space in your closet. You can also use it as an especially cute way to plan an outfit for tomorrow, or perhaps five outfits for the week ahead!


    Made with metal hooks that easily hang from closet rods or garment racks.

    Promising review: "I love this hanging closet organizer, we are using it in our nursery and it is the perfect size for our small closet. I have purchased products like this in the past that had very little structure to them and they sagged at the top — this does not do that, it is very structured — it hangs exactly like in the picture. For a nursery, it is just what I was looking for. Highly recommend." —Chelsea C.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47.

    20. A storage ottoman for doubling as a bench or foot rest, ya know, so you can reward yourself with relaxation for all the hard work you put into organizing your life.


    When you're not using this ottoman, it can actually be folded up and easily stored away!

    Promising review: "So roomy and sturdy! We have to have something at the foot of our bed for our small dog to use as a step-up. I keep all of my boots in here and all of my husband’s sleep machine paraphernalia, and have plenty of room left over. It can hold a ton of blankets, or pillows, or toys or a lot of just about anything. It’s so sturdy, I’ve stood on it to straighten my curtains." —LesaRock

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A jewelry tree to keep your jewelry in one easy-to-find everything place, while also giving your room a super cute aesthetic.


    Promising review: "It is fantastic! I used to have all my necklaces messed up together so every time I wanted to wear them, I'd just give up. This thing really helps me a lot — I think I’ll wear a different necklace every day, LOL. Overall, perfect organizer, great quality, pretty design, five stars!!!" —Mingze Gao

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

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